The thesis trajectory is offered only once a year. There will be no thesis supervision outside the trajectory, nor any additional thesis supervision for a thesis re-sit.
- Most MSc programmes: the thesis trajectory takes place in spring
- For MSc IM-CEMS: the thesis trajectory takes place in autumn
The trajectory is divided in three stages:
- the research methods course;
- the proposal;
- and the final thesis.
Students can fail in each of these three stages. When this happens, the student has to retake the trajectory the following year and has to choose a new thesis topic and will have a new coach.
Note that not having completed the thesis trajectory, even without having failed, will have the same consequences as failing the thesis trajectory: the student has to retake the trajectory the following year and has to choose a new thesis topic and will have a new coach.
Each master programme will set its own deadlines for the submission of the proposal and final thesis. The deadlines will be communicated to you by your thesis coordinator.
For a list of general deadlines within the thesis trajectory, please see this article.